Who We Are


The Island Arts Association was formed in 1975 by a group of Mount Desert Island artisans, with the idea of promoting individual local craftspeople by hosting group shows. Many artists work alone in their studios, and these shows provide camaraderie, marketing ideas and exposure to new customers. Fair fees are kept low to encourage those just starting out. The IAA is hosted by the YWCA of MDI, whose mission includes empowering women through business opportunities.


Tickets are currently on sale for the Acadia Centennial Quilt handmade by IAA member Benni McMullen.

If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, please contact Benni at balsampointcrafts@gmail.com.

Tickets will also be on sale at the craft fair and the winner will be drawn on Saturday December 3rd.
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5